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Demolition of Sandy Hook school underway
NEWTOWN, Conn. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Lawmakers in Newtown, Connecticut say demolition is underway at the old Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The process is expected to take several weeks with the hopes of opening a new school by 2016.
Last December a gunman killed 20 children and six adults inside the school.
The shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound as police arrived.
Newtown has accepted a $50-million Start grant to tear it down and rebuild.
Contractors are being asked to destroy and eliminate nearly every trace of the building.